We all know that India’s wicketkeeper is one of the smartest stumpers in the history of the game. Dhoni has a great vision and he very rarely misses a chance behind the stumps. In fact, he creates chances from nowhere and helps Indian cricket team by taking wicket purely because of his masterclass behind the stumps.
However, in the second ODI of the ongoing 5-match series between West Indies and India, MS Dhoni surprised us with a ‘slow’ stumping. Usually, when we talk about Dhoni as a wicketkeeper, we talk about his lightning fast speed and out-of-the-box ideas to dismiss opposition batters.
While his batting might have taken a toll over the years, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an absolute boss when it comes to his glovework behind the stumps. Whether it’s whipping the bails off in a flash or an under-arm throw without even looking, Dhoni is arguably one of the best wicket-keepers in the business.
Dhoni’s latest stumping that has got the social media buzzing happens to be one of the slowest in the sport. The incident occurred during the second ODI between India and West Indies which was eventually won by the Virat Kohli brigade by 105 runs.
Windies were reeling at 173/5 with another 137 runs to get when Jason Holder decided to accelerate the innings with a big shot. But, taking a chance against dangerous-looking Kuldeep Yadav proved too costly for the Windies skipper who was deceived in the flight and missed the ball completely.
Having walked way out of his crease, Holder looked back as Dhoni collected the ball and kept everyone, including the batsman and fans, waiting before dislodging the stumps. The stumping was so slow that Holder could’ve probably walked back if he wanted to, but then we all know Dhoni.
The former Indian captain, who is super-quick behind the stumps, played cat and mouse with Holder. And just when he thought about returning back into the crease, Dhoni whipped the bails off to complete arguably the slowest stumping in cricket history.
It was a well-deserved third wicket for young Kuldeep who dominated the proceedings against the opposition batsmen and earned plaudits for a sublime performance in only his second ODI for India.
Kuldeep bowled a brilliantly flighted delivery that invited Holder to come down the wicket, and the big West Indian accepted the invitation. But, using his magical wrists, Yadav outfoxed Holder and MS Dhoni stumped in the most stylish manner.
Dhoni, who usually takes no time in whipping the bails off, swung his hands in ultra slow motion and teased Holder who was miles out and looking behind at India’s most successful wicketkeeper-batsman.
MS Dhoni Creates ‘The Slowest Stumping Ever’ Record
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